After four young men were found dead on March 21st, their relatives began a sit-in for a week, demaning an investigation of their deaths. Security forces, whom they suspect of having interrogated and killed the youths, did not respond. Neither did the central government. Protesters then organized a march, going from Jani Khel, where the killings occured, to Bannu and then to Islamabad.
to stop them, by firing tear gas on the way, placing barricades on their way, and arresting leaders. Mohsin Dawar, an activist of the Pashtun-Tahafuz-Movement and member of Pakistan’s national assembly, was arrested
Mazoor Pashteen as they tried to join the march to Islamabad - both were released the day after. They have been vocal about killings by security forces in the tribal areas of Pakistan for years. As of now, the government seems unwilling to make concessions, and protesters seem unwilling to back down, making a confrontation likely.